Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of our favorite flexible rewards currencies, and today’s news adds a much needed boost for Ultimate Rewards.

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 1

A trip to Greece has been on my to do list for a long time, but, I must admit, I was a bit put off by pictures of crowded beaches and tourist overrun islands. But when I learned that Greece is one of the first European countries to open to U.S.

A Roundup of All of the Chase Offer Updates

Oh, what a time to be alive and to be in this hobby!

It seems like every week we hear about another mega offer from one of the major credit card issuers. Just recently, Chase came out with a huge 100,000 welcome bonus on one of its most popular cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.

And yesterday, most people likely were focused on the relaunch of the The Platinum Card® from American Express. But Chase also came out with a few new and improved offers on a number of their products.

Everything You Need To Know About the United Excursionist Perk

It isn’t uncommon to book a trip with more than one destination. This is especially popular for travel to Europe. Who doesn’t want to visit Rome and Paris on the same trip? How about Madrid and Santorini? 

In order to do this, your travel plans will be multidimensional and not just round-trip so you’ll need to plan accordingly.

United Polaris Review Covid Edition: Newark to Tel Aviv Polaris

Anna’s note: Israel is still closed to tourists and only Israeli citizens are allowed to enter. Please check updated travel restrictions before making any plans.

Know the Entry Requirements for Each Country

As travel resumes, it’s paramount to know each country’s requirements, even if you are just transiting through and are there for a short layover. I like IATA’s Travel Regulations Map and Kayak also maintains a comprehensive list of travel restrictions by country. 

United has its own resource where you can check international travel requirements.

Chase Freedom Q3 2021 Bonus Categories: Register Now

Two of Chase’s best earning cards have no annual fees. The old Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and the new Chase Freedom Flex offer 5% on rotating bonus quarterly categories. Cardmembers need to first activate the cash back each quarter to receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories. 

Registration has just opened up for the Chase Freedom Flex and the Chase Freedom 5X bonus categories for Q3 of 2021.

A Deep Dive into Emirates Skywards

I bet you 100 dirhams you’ve heard of Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. I bet you 1,000 dirhams you haven’t heard much about Emirates Skywards, the Dubai-based carrier’s frequent-flyer program.

Ironically, Emirates continues to deliver the highest levels of service and therefore earns the highest levels of praise.

Best Ways To Use United Miles

When it comes to domestic airline frequent flyer programs, it’s hard to argue with the value presented by United’s MileagePlus program.

Elevate your Top-Tier Elite Status with Marriott and United’s Preferred Partnership

Many people, myself included, are finding themselves with a number of top-tier status with different hotel loyalty programs. Given the pandemic, most major hotels groups reduced the requirements for earning status.

Don’t Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to Southwest – Do This Instead

Recently, Southwest suddenly, and with no notice, devalued their Rapid Rewards points by 6%. While not super drastic, it’s still a surprising move.